Monday, October 18, 2021

Fun With Headlines - Armaments

 Here's one that's going around: From WND:

China rocks the world with missile that circled globe before dropping on target.

OK kiddies, here's a clue. Go on Wickipedia, and look up "Silbervogel" which the Nazis looked into back in 1942 as a method to bomb the U.S. by traveling at hypersonic speeds, bouncing off the stratosphere several times, and landing in Japan.

Terrifying new superweapon, indeed.

Sunday, October 17, 2021

Celtic Metal

 Your head hasn't really been properly banged unless a bagpipe is involved, so go here for some semi-symphonic pieces by Antti Martikainen of Finland who has a knack for this sort of stuff.

In the comments you'll find references to other artists along similar lines.

A welcome break from politics.

Thursday, October 14, 2021

The Greenest Candidate In Europe

 Marine Le Pen has been consistently denounced by the leftist media in France for not endorsing any lefty positions, but now proposes an easy way to get France to zero carbon power production at probably the lowest cost in Europe by scrapping all wind and solar installations, and making the country fully nuclear.

Just imagine, a major European country, NOT dependent on Russia for its energy. Naturally the Greenies oppose this.

Friday, October 8, 2021

Gerrymandering In Colorado

 Here is a breakdown of our new congressional districts as submitted by the all new and certifiably neutral committee on redistricting:


This doesn't look all that bad. It seems to allocate 3 districts to Republicans, 3, 4, and 5, and 3 to the Dems, 1. 2. and 6, while leaving 7 and 8 quite competitive. Overall, this is better than I had expected. 

Worth noting is that the Dems have an easier time harvesting ballots, which is legal here, since large numbers of their constituents live communally in jails, institutions, and nursing homes.  What Republicans need is more candidates named Brandon, as the chant of "Let's Go, Brandon!" seems to be quite popular this year.

Not everyone is favorably impressed.

Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Posturing

 How do you, as an elected representative, make it look to your constituents like you're doing something useful, while assiduously supporting the status quo?

Posturing!

Was there any problem with the 2020 elections? Of course there was! 1: It was an election, 2: there was a lot at stake, and 3: the odds of getting caught were low. So yes, there was chicanery. So what? There's always some of that, but in 2020, it was so blatant, it was impossible to ignore. So what do we do? We investigate!

Oh yes! We Audit the dickens out of certain state elections, and discover all sorts of funny business going on, but we fail to do a complete investigation because some of the players simply refuse to comply with the investigators. Ex: Maricopa County, where the Dominion corp, supplier of the voting machines that famously changed vote totals at 2 AM on Nov 4th in several states, simply refused to let anyone evaluate their software on the grounds that it was a proprietary secret. Sure. Bernie Sanders' business plan was too. 

Now there's a call for widespread audits of the 2020 vote in multiple states, which, while probably a good idea, will likely be stalled by Secretaries of State who will have NO interest in anyone seeing how they got elected. Thus while some audits may be started, you can rest assured that none will be completed before the 2022 elections are over and in the bag. Thus we will all be assured that lack of convictions before the election is proof that no tomfoolery went on during the election, and everyone who got elected did so fairly, except perhaps a few whose results will need recounting until the right candidate is shown to be the winner.

Or am I just being overly cynical in my old age?

Monday, October 4, 2021

Reproduction Laws

If you don't like the abortion law recently passed in Texas, consider this little gem recently proposed in Pennsylvania.

The bill will force men to undergo vasectomies within 6 weeks from having their third child or their 40th birthday, whichever comes first.

This legislation includes a $10,000 reward to whoever snitches to the proper authority on those who have failed to submit to forced sterilization within the allotted time.

All the best ideas come from China, don't they, comrade? 

NICS Checks for September

Sorry this is late, but I was off at a Science Fiction convention watching fighting robots.

The curve continues to underperform last year, as the Democrats have magically turned off their brownshirts in celebration of the alleged election of their best and brightest.

I wonder if they learned that unleashing terrorists on the general public is really a bad idea? I now expect a slow increase in sales heading toward the end of the year as people look to spend increasingly worthless money on commodities that will hold their value.

Recent reports of a significant upsurge in violent crime pretty much across the board will likely support an uptick. The uptick in violent crime is pretty much a lagging indicator that the Lefts policy of emptying out the jails to protect the inmates from Covid is putting the rest of us at significant risk from the newly freed inmates.


Thursday, September 30, 2021

Seasonal Changes

 

Winter is icumen in

Winter is icumen in,
Lhude sing Goddamm,
Raineth drop and staineth slop,
And how the wind doth ramm!
Sing: Goddamm.
Skiddeth bus and sloppeth us,
An ague hath my ham.
Freezeth river, turneth liver,
Damm you; Sing: Goddamm.
Goddamm, Goddamm, 'tis why I am, Goddamm,
So 'gainst the winter's balm.
Sing goddamm, damm, sing goddamm,
Sing goddamm, sing goddamm, DAMM.


Ezra Pound
https://lyricstranslate.com

Gerrymandering Colorado

 Here's the voter spread for the proposed new congressional districts. It doesn't look as bad as I had expected with 3 Dem, 3 Rep, and 2 actually pretty competitive.


Interesting to note that regardless of any tilt in registrations between the D's and R's, the largest affiliation is a very consistent low 40's showing for unaffiliated. This seems to show that on the whole, voters are unimpressed with both parties. With unlimited ballot harvesting being allowed, those 2 competitive districts, 7 and 8, could easily become Dem blowouts unless the Reps get organized and learn to play the game, an outcome for which I hold little hope. 

Full story and details at Colorado Peak Politics.

Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Easy Solutions

 The U.S. has denied permission for a plane load of Americans and Afghan green card holders to land anywhere in the United States. Passengers have been stuck on the modestly sized first plane for 14 hours awaiting a bureaucratic solution to their problem, while an easy and practical solution sits right in front of them.

Simply re-route the home bound leg of the flight to Mexico, specifically to an airport on the U.S. border, from which arriving passengers can pick up their luggage, catch a cab to the border, and walk across, no questions asked. Once across, noting that they already have all the documents needed to be in the U.S., they simply call an Uber or meet a chartered bus to take them into the nearest town. Voila! Problem solved.

Monday, September 27, 2021

Automotive Chip Problems - QOTD

 This article note from Fortune magazine:

Chipmakers to carmakers: Get out of the Stone Age. (Fortune)

Carmakers to chipmakers: Your old chips actually fucking worked. Well, not worked as such, but failed in documented ways. It takes years to validate a new design, and not taking the time to do that validation could get people killed.

An all-out effort to get on and hold the cutting edge is all well and good, up to a point, but it can easily get to where your technology is so edgy that it fails in unexpected and undocumented ways that are difficult and expensive to fix. If you want to inflict an example of this on yourself, simply buy a 5 year old exotic(ish) luxury car and watch the dashboard periodically light up with messages of dire import, requiring a visit to the dealer with a minimum charge of $1500 just to visit them.

 

Immigration Policy

 At this point, I would not be overly surprised to see a picture of a PLA brigade, infantry, artillery, and armor, lined up at the border near Tijuana, to get their free California drivers licenses and (Democrat) voter registration cards.

Governor Newsom would be welcoming them as a replacement for the "racist, homophobic, sexist, etc, etc, police departments" now being dismissed all over the state.

Friday, September 24, 2021

Fun With Headlines - Election Fraud

 Out: Trump A Paid Stooge Of Putin!

In: Putin A Paid Stooge Of Clinton!

No word as yet as to whether Dominion Corp provided the voting machines in Russia, but we do know that Facebook and Twitter suppressed opposition voices.

Story here

Tuesday, September 21, 2021

(Not) Made In China?

 Here's a bit from the Financial Post that brings up some points I wasn't aware of.

There are some 846 registered automobile manufacturers in China, and more than 300 of them churn out new-energy cars, loosely defined as electric vehicles or plug-in hybrids. The vast majority are names unrecognizable elsewhere. In 2020 alone, the country added new production capacity of around 5 million units, about four times the actual number of EVs sold in China that year. According to regulators, almost half that capacity wasn’t in use.

This sounds a lot like where the West was in the 1920's. Hundreds of manufacturers, and not enough buyers to support them all. Also the matter of some of them being not high enough quality to survive anyway, and some being so high they priced themselves out of the market. 

Saturday, September 18, 2021

BOR Anniversary

 From the RKBA newsletter I get:


Today in History: In 1787, the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia approves the constitution for the United States of America. (Note that the Bill of Rights appears as the first ten amendments, finalized on September 25, 1789 and ratified on December 15, 1791. The Anti-Federalists demanded the subsequent addition of a bill of rights as a condition for ratification of the initial constitution. The oft forgotten Ninth Amendment – The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people – was intended to counter the disingenuous Federalist argument that the creation of a federal bill of rights would imply that Congress had the power to infringe any rights not specifically enumerated therein.)

-- 
Stephen P. Wenger, W2MRA
My comment:

The argument is hardly disingenuous; An entire political party is based on the supposition that the words “but” and “except” are implied at the end of each amendment, and that limitations may be applies freely and without limit if even the flimsiest excuse can be manufactured.

Treat the BOR like it's a bill of privileges', and people start getting nervous. Let select groups riot without consequences, and they start becoming rooftop Koreans.  Here's a piece from an ammo supplier on how this has been affecting their sales. It's been really good to be an ammo supplier, provided of course, you have some ammo to sell. A cagy Taliban could find a few dozen pallets of 5.56 and 9mm and sell the stuff back to dealers in the U.S. for enough to retire comfortably on.

Monday, September 13, 2021

Studying Machiavelli

Everyone should have a copy of The Prince to hand in their book collection. It embodies the essence of every managerial course you're apt to take to get your MBA except the accounting. Labor-Management relations, HR issues etc, etc. If you don't have one, run down to a used book store and pick one up. I got the paperback for $.10.


In one of my favorite chapters he discusses the methodology of doing distasteful things, which from time to time every manager is forced to do. One of the examples was that of a noble who had successfully engineered a “hostile takeover” of some neighboring territory, and was anxious to win the love of the people of the new lands. This would not be easy, as a hostile takeover in the 1500's was quite literally a hostile act involving armies and battles. Following a victory, the winner had to move quickly to minimize dissent and deal with potential rivals among his former enemies.


To this end, the victorious prince sent one of his ambitious underlings to govern the new lands with orders to crack down hard and make sure everyone understood that no dissent would be tolerated. High taxes and public executions became the order of the day. After 6 months of this, the new prince came to visit the former capitol city in person.


His first act was to greet his deputy, and lock him up. He then went about town asking how things were going, and was told of the harsh rule and high taxes. Terrible conditions. He then called a big gathering in the town square where he assured everyone that he never intended to be anything but Mr Nice Guy, and that the doings of his underling were outrageous and unwarranted. To prove he meant well and would tolerate no abuse of his new subjects, he had the underling, whose tongue had been cut out the night before, brought out and executed by chopping him in half. He also lowered taxes back to levels similar to what they had been and was immediately acclaimed to be a swell fellow by all.


Now move forward to 2020. The Dems win an election, tainted by suggestions of foul play, and elect a demented meat puppet by the greatest margin ever. He, or more properly, the committee running him, proceed to undo everything his predecessor did, alienating about half the country, opens the southern border to anyone, no questions asked, while issuing demands to regular citizens, and imposing huge tax increases and extending regulations to micromanage everyones lives. He gives one of our enemies $80B in military gear, and throws in a couple hundred hostages in case he forgot anything and makes loyalty to his party the big item to consider for military promotions.


Remember that Mr. Biden is NOT the prince here, he's the ambitious underling. The next step, after the worst of the damage is done is the public execution, which in the here and now, will be a low key thing. Also keep in mind that Mrs Harris is also NOT the prince either, and will be run by the same committee as her predecessor. She will be in the position to roll back some of the more egregious insults from Mr Biden, and win a great roar of approval from the adoring press and anyone who still believes anything they say. This is about 30% of the population, currently. With all this favorable coverage, we will be told that polls show overwhelming support for the party, and no one should be surprised to see Dems sweep the 2022 elections by about 5% everywhere. Voting is going on right now in California where Republicans are reporting that they are being told, when they show up to vote, that they have already voted. Anyone want to guess who they've already voted for? No?

Friday, September 10, 2021

The Value Of Women

 In Afghanistan anyway, the price is quite low as people are discovering that with the Taliban firmly in charge, there is little work to be had. 

“I received an offer from a shop owner, a man I knew had no children,” Nazir continued. “He offered 20,000 afghans [Afghan currency, AFN] for my daughter Safia to live with him and work in his shop. If I ever get the 20,000 Afghans to buy her back, he said I could. But I can’t sell my daughter for that low a price, so I asked for 50,000. We are still discussing. She may have a better future working in a shop than staying with me, and the price may save my family.”

50,000 AFN is roughly $576.43

Taliban have been in charge now for only a couple of weeks. Care to speculate what a child might bring come winter? 

Monday, September 6, 2021

Giving Away The Farm

 Latest news suggests that Pres* Biden is not only giving the Taliban $80Bn in military hardware, he's also throwing in 6 planeloads of hostages in case they think of anything else they want. A canny terrorist would promise to return all 6 planes in return for a public statement from Slo Joe acknowledging defeat, the superiority of Islam, and a promise to convert himself. The terrorist would then let 3 planes go before thinking of additional demands that need to be met.

On the Chinese front, Joe is proposing to reduce or eliminate the penalties for dealing in Fentanyl. Emperor Xi will no doubt appreciate the gesture, and offer a seat in the Belt and Road Club in return for a large shipping port and airport facility on Catalina Island.

Saturday, September 4, 2021

Abolishing The 1st Amendment

 You do this like you abolish everything else: A little bit at a time. Someone burns down downtown in support of your party, you call for abolition of the police. If someone visits the capitol in support of the opposition party, you throw them in solitary until they agree to cop to something you can give them extra time for. If the people picked up, the day after the demonstration, turn out to be operatives from your party, you drop any charges and quietly send them home.

A few here, a few there, make a big deal out of the ones hardest to identify with, and the rest will fall in line. The Chinese are a bit ahead of us here. If you criticize the Emperor, or become more popular than him, you get picked up and held until you are ready to publicly acknowledge his superiority. If you don't or can't, you stay disappeared. A generous donation to the Emperors piggy bank probably doesn't hurt either.

/s/ Let me state here that President Biden was fairly elected by 85 million citizens, all of whom actually exist and are not dead, who recognized that Mr. Biden was the best and brightest the country has to offer, and that his running mate is eminently qualified to step in and manage things should this ever become necessary. /s/

Thursday, September 2, 2021

NICS Checks - Returning To Normalcy?

 Here's the August update, note it's still below last year, but significantly up from 2019. Having installed their sock puppet in the White House, the DNC Militias (Antifa and BLM) have been switched off, resulting in reduced gun sales.


If nothing untoward happens, I would expect sales to see a slow uptick going into December. I suppose it's even possible that ammunition manufacture might even begin to catch up with demand, although Slo Joe's move to shut off Russian ammo sales will serve to aggravate the shortages. One of my favorite memes comes from Walt Kellys Pogo comic: The shortages will be divided among the peasants.

Friday, August 27, 2021

Invoking Papal Infallibility - Elections

 

SOS Griswold is assuming the mantle of papal infallibility, and is spreading it over every clerk and recorder in the state.

https://tinyurl.com/387xyxhz

She categorically forbids any audit of any sort of the electoral process, and declares that if any voting machines actually get looked at, they become "unclean" for any future use.

If the process were half as clean as she claims, an occasional audit would only confirm it and give everyone a warm, fuzzy feeling. Forbidding any audit of any kind is kind of a large red flashing sign that there's something she wants to keep hidden.

Thursday, August 26, 2021

Making a problem worse

 (X)DE is an abbreviation for (something) dependency enhancement and describes a situation when the attack on a problem succeeds in only making it worse. Dealing with a problem in such a way as to make it worse is an old concept. It includes making antibiotics available to treat some disease, STDs for example, at a high enough price that do it yourself treatment usually doesn't completely finish it, but leaves the more resistant bacteria behind. Saw lots of this in Viet Nam. The other example is fighting a war in incremental stages, and giving the enemy time to adapt to your methods. Again, LBJ did this in Viet Nam, dragging the war out interminably. Everyone did this in Afghanistan trying to avoid being called a bully by the non-participants. The Chinese are next up. I don't think they'll make that mistake.

Saturday, August 21, 2021

Thought Crimes

 This fellow was photographed at the capitol on Jan 6. He was arrested at his home on Jan 8, and has been in jail for 6 months with no charges filed.


The judge let him out if he promised to have no contact with any electronic communications, but he was caught watching Mike Lindell on his phone.


According to court documents that were filed on Thursday, Jensen had been found by officers menacingly “streaming news” to a “wi-fi” connected device in his garage all by himself.

 If the North Koreans catch you listening to South Korean radio, you go directly to prison, but they at least allow you to take your whole immediate family with you.

Tuesday, August 17, 2021

Afghanis Are Now Safe: Taliban Begins Imposing Gun Control

 Great soon-to-be unreported story in the making. As the Taliban now go door-to-door looking for specific enemies, they are also confiscating personally owned weapons, stating that with the defeat of America, the Afghani people are now safe and no longer need personal weapons.

Taliban jihadists reportedly began seizing personal weapons from Afghans in Kabul on Sunday, claiming civilians “can now feel safe” and no longer need the firearms because the terrorists had taken over the country.

Expect jubilant stories in the American press celebrating the peace and freedom being enjoyed by the Afghan people now that they no longer have a need to own personal weapons. 

Monday, August 16, 2021

Headlines We'd Like To See

 Washington Falls To Americans As Biden, Harris, and Staff Flee To Delaware


Americans celebrate victory today as Biden, Harris, Psaki, and some staff flee the White House as Washington imitates Saigon and Kabul.

---------------------------------------

Well, one can hope.


Pic found at Day by Day.

Sunday, August 15, 2021

Biological Warfare

 Here's a piece from Epoch Times, behind their paywall, that describes the confiscation of large quantities of fake vaccination certificates. From China, no less, who supplied some number of pre-filled out ballots in the last election. 

You'd almost think they wanted infected persons to distribute themselves as widely as possible in an effort to get the U.S. economy to shut itself down.

Failing that, they could support the electric car movement, since they supply most of the batteries, and oppose the Gen 4 nuclear power effort, which they are rapidly developing. Nothing like watching the Americans blow out their power grid trying to recharge 100M golf carts every night when the solar panels, which they sold us, aren't working.

Wednesday, August 11, 2021

Fun With Headlines - Oil

 Found at Epoch Times:

White House Calls on OPEC+ to Boost Production as Gasoline Prices Soar

And I'm thinking: "Wouldn't it be nice if we had a source for oil from some place that didn't want us all dead? Say domestic production?" 

Tuesday, August 10, 2021

Covid - We're All Gonna Die!

 Sooner or later, we all die. Data from Massachusetts suggests that later is still a good estimate.

More than 4.3 million Massachusetts residents out of the state’s population of about 6.9 million have been vaccinated. One hundred breakthrough deaths, therefore, represent 0.002 percent of all fully vaccinated individuals.

The 82.5-year-old median age of the deaths is about five years older than the U.S. average life expectancy, which is 77.3 years old as of last year.

Can I interpret this to suggest that if you get vaccinated, then catch the Kung Flu anyway, you're likely to live about 5 years longer than average? Or would that be statistic abuse?

Monday, August 9, 2021

Covid

 A report on Breitbart says that some 20% of migrants apprehended along the border are testing positive for covid.  They also say that the July take was about 200,000 so we are currently importing some 40,000 covid cases per month. 

And this is based only on apprehensions. I wonder what the actual total of illegal crossings is?

So when you see the numbers for total new cases each month, don't forget, 40K of those were imported by Biden.

Wednesday, August 4, 2021

Infrastructure?

 Bidens infrastructure bill includes lots of other goodies:

At first glance, this sounds like a good idea. At second glance, it means you can't use mouthwash in the morning before trying to drive to work. 

At third glance, wouldn't it be a hoot to stall out someones' car by tossing a small glass of mouthwash through someones' window?

Monday, August 2, 2021

NICS Checks - No Record, But Still High

 So here's the July update. Not near last years BLM riot panic, but 42% up from 2 years ago.


And because I collect this sort of data here's the July year-on-year graph:



QOTD - History

 From Ace of Spades:


The Boston Tea Party: Tax us without representation and we will destroy the goods meant to be taxed.

Lexington and Concord: Come take our guns and we will kill you.

The Battle of Trenton: We'll cross an icy river and kill you in your sleep. On Christmas!

Friday, July 9, 2021

Racisim

 Here's an egregious example of racism if ever I saw it: Michael Avenatti got 2-1/2 years for extortion trying to shake down Exxon for some sort of climate crime, and yet Al Sharpton, having made his entire career out of extorting people and corporations on a race basis, is still a free man.

Mr. Avenatti has a good basis for getting his conviction overturned on the basis of disproportionate impact on white people.

Tuesday, July 6, 2021

Lies, Damn Lies, And Polls

This poll suggests that Coloradans love being East California and all that entails, but... 

I am suspicious of a poll showing large majorities in favor of rapidly increasing taxes, including fees, high unemployment, large homeless encampments, a new taxing zone for a high speed rail corridor, restrictions on charter schools, etc, etc. When you take a poll, you poll large numbers of people, and sort them by political affiliation, then adjust their weighting to match, say, the turnout from the last election. As well, the poll runs an incumbent against an unknown opponent, never a winning proposition.

Now let's assume that Colorado used the same Dominion voting machines and tabulators that gave Dems a 2-5% boost across the board. One could be left with the idea that there are a lot more "Bernie boys" in this state than there actually are, and that thus, far left positions are much more popular than in actual fact. This can also bias later polls which would be weighted to match fraudulent voter data. Done carefully, this sort of thing can convince the majority that they're in the minority, and depress their turnout in elections, and convince them to leave the state.

This Rassmussen poll suggests that the far left is far less popular than the media would have you believe. The trick here is to get honest polling data out to the electorate to give them some confidence that they are not lonesome voices crying in the wilderness.


UPDATE: I seem to have been right.


 


 

Human Nature

 Rather depressing, but probably true, these 20 observations by a British rapper.

Science Marches Onward! - Alcohol!

 For a change, here's some news about alcohol that doesn't involve burning it. Seems this fellow has come up with a way to turn alcoholic beverages into something resembling ice cream, or at least soft serve.

Yeah, I know, the purists among us will denounce this as alcohol abuse, especially as it seems to work about as well with single malt Scotch as it does with beer of any sort. The extremes though probably are alcohol abuse on the one end of that spectrum, and reportedly abuse of the consumer on the other, so if you but one of his machines (about $6000-$7000) don't pour in either Glenfiddich or Coors Lite.



Monday, July 5, 2021

Fun With Headlines - Medical

 Israeli doctors may have figured out how to make animal organs transplantable into humans:

Israeli doctors develop ‘pig-human’ hybrid organ for transplant

OK fine. but I've got to ask; Is this kosher?

Saturday, July 3, 2021

Illegal Fireworks

 The sound of illegal fireworks in my neighborhood: The sound of individuals declaring their independence.

Friday, July 2, 2021

CCP 100th Anniversary

 Big celebrations all over the country on the august occasion.

It also appears, even though accurate records are a state secret, that the CCP has averaged 1 million murders per year over the last 100 years, to keep itself in power.

Fun With Headlines - The Clintons

 I Own The World has this one up:

Judge approves unsealing of documents linking Ghislaine Maxwell to Clintons

Let me say right now that Judge Loretta Preseka did NOT kill herself. There! Tomorrows news today with the accuracy of Izvestia and the credibility of Pravda!

NICS Checks - Back To Normal?

 The numbers for June are in, and I have to note that they are coming in earlier than they used to. I guess in off-election years, the FBI has little else to do when not hounding Republicans, so they get the routine stuff done in a timely manner. 

Looking at the curves, this months number comes in about where you'd expect it to if last years curve had been where you'd expect that to be. 

The 2020 curve had approximately the right shape, except for a big surge during the summer that corresponded to the "mostly peaceful" demonstrations in large urban areas. This year, the leaders of the demonstrations are being installed in high government positions, and with the big salaries and access to whomever is controlling the president, there are fewer peaceful riots.

On the positive side, there is now a faint possibility that ammunition manufacture will begin to catch up with demand. The problem is that if demand drops back to "normal", existing capacity may be enough to keep up. This reduces the benefit of building a new manufacturing plant or expanding an older one. The other problem, on the horizon, is legal requirements to put serial numbers on every bullet so that when Crip A shoots Blood B, the authorities will know which gun store the ammunition was stolen from, and will move quickly to shut it down, preventing law-abiding citizens from defending themselves from the criminals.

Politicians who boast about taking such actions get re-elected by slightly larger margins than their previous effort. To find out the margin ask the head of DNC what margin he/she/it told Dominion to have their candidate win by.


Thursday, July 1, 2021

Local Control - Colorado

 Jon Caldera has a nice piece up at Complete Colorado describing in great detail what the notion of "local control" means to Democrats. Bottom line, the state can make living here as onerous as they want, and localities are permitted to make it worse. But only worse.

For myself, I've been ready to decamp to a freer location for the last 10 years as I see Colorado becoming East California, and no real chance of it ever being reversed. After all, our Secretary of State has assured us that we have the cleanest election process in the country, and it's so free of taint that she has issued a ruling that it shall be illegal to investigate any aspect of it.

The reason I'm still here is my spouse, who sees proximity to her sister and daughter as being worth any inconvenience the state wants to impose. She reminds me of a prisoner in the State pen who has served his sentence, but doesn't want to leave because all his friends are there.

Monday, June 21, 2021

Reparations Part 2

 In a previous post I discussed calculating reparations based on the difference in income of an average black household in the U.S. vs that of an average household in, say, Nigeria. I think I figured the U.S. blacks owed us some $40-odd thousand dollars each.

Now here's some more info that should muddy the waters sufficiently as to make who owes whom a near impossibility to actually figure out. I knew about William Ellison, but not about the other stories

Thursday, June 17, 2021

How Bad Is It?

 Not here, for a change, but 2 stories coming out at the same time, on the same topic, makes you wonder. First there seems to be a famine going on in North Korea. This doesn't strike me as particularly unusual, but pictures of 'Lil Kim are showing him noticeably thinner. This following his tearful confession that things are tight, food-wise, and he blames himself. Now the news is that there is a larger than average food shortage, at least in part brought on by the closure of the border with China. Rare indeed to see a Communist admit that the current plan isn't working.

More along the lines of what I'd expect, is this story announcing that the latest thing among Chinese youth is the practice of "chewing grass" which has multiple interpretations ranging from voluntarily going on a diet, to doing so involuntarily, Coincidentally, this is happening in concert with reports of poor grain harvests, which includes animal feed. Here's a place where the Greens could actually help us. They need to encourage the Chinese to begin blending their gasoline with ethanol, so that like us, a large percentage of their corn crop can be burned in their rapidly growing automobile population.

Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Observation

 While it is true that no one ever went broke underestimating the taste or intelligence of the American public, at the same time the answer to the question "How dumb do they think we are?" is to simply look at the people we elect.

Monday, June 7, 2021

Fun With Headlines - V.P. Harris

 It was recently reported that Air Force 2 aborted a trip to Guatemala on account of some strange noises heard on takeoff. So far Ms Harris has avoided any trips very far from D.C. presumably so as to be on the spot when Sock Puppet Joe finally can't be held upright through a short speech any more.

I'm speculating that the strange noises in V.P. Harris' plane can be traced to a rattling of loose marbles in Harris' head.

It also seems plausible to me that Nancy Pelosi has outfitter Harris' plans with a bomb to be used while she's speeding back to D.C. The fortunate twofer would make Nancy president.

Thursday, June 3, 2021

May NICS Checks - Still Ahead Of The Curve

 After the 2020 riot-induced surge in gun sales, you'd thing it would take an actual outbreak of civil unrest to top those numbers. You'd almost be right. The Marxists got their people into office, and have throttled back on the rioting, ecept in Portland and Minneapolis, of course, and the rush on guns has dropped off a bit. I, personally, wonder if some of the drop off is due to people recognizing that while you can still buy a gun, finding ammo is at best difficult and expensive, and at worst, impossible.

Anyway, here's the latest:


Still ahead of 2020 if only narrowly. Rumor has it that ammo and components may become generally available in 2 years or so.

Friday, May 28, 2021

Fun With Headlines - Food

 Here's a great one:

Genetically modified salmon head to US dinner plates

Now hum the tune:

Fish heads, fish heads, roly poly fish heads

Fish heads fish heads, eat 'em up, yum. 

Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Pin Pointing Denver Crime

 A study released yesterday includes information on the highest crime areas in Denver, giving locations down to certain street intersections. If you have lived here for a while, most of these come as no particular surprise. 

Those hot spots – which make up only 1.56% of Denver’s landmass (excluding Denver International Airport) – were identified as the following areas:

  • South Federal Boulevard and West Alameda Avenue
  • Colfax Avenue and Broadway
  • Colfax Avenue and Yosemite Street
  • 47th Avenue and Peoria Street
  • MLK Jr. Boulevard and Holly Street

They are posted in no particular order, but the second one really stands out: This particular intersection  is known all over town as a trouble spot, partly because of the persistent homeless encampment on the South West corner, but mostly because of the wholesale theft ring operating out of the building 1 block East of the South East corner, which is also responsible in no small measure for the homeless encampment as well. 

Monday, May 24, 2021

Rewriting History

 The Dems are currently making noises about packing the supreme court if the court overturns all or part of Roe v Wade. This would require eliminating the filibuster in the Senate which doesn't currently seem likely, but who knows. 

The other thing going on is the audit currently under way in Georgia that has already turned up evidence of massive fraud to the point that at least one judge is leaning toward invalidating all or part of the 2020 election there. At minimum this could cost one of Georgias new Senators his seat. 

Thursday, May 20, 2021

Fun With Headlines - Gaza War

 Here's one from ET which is unfortunately behind their paywall, but having read the headline, you don't actually need to read the article:

Israel, Hamas Agree to Ceasefire Over Gaza Conflict: Netanyahu’s Office

Good to see the hostilities winding down. I have to wonder is the notable lack of participation by the Abraham Accords signatories had anything to do with this.

Arabic Word Of The Week - Hudna: Frequently mistranslated as cease-fire, or truce, this work has a much deeper meaning.  Hudna is usually called for by the side of a conflict that isn't doing as well as they'd like. i.e. they're getting their asses kicked. The best translation goes something like this: "O honorable enemy, I am wounded and nearly out of ammunition, Please stop shooting at me for a time while I get medical help, reinforcements, and more ammo!"

The time to ask for this is when you are in a position to defend yourself otherwise the winning side will cheerfully agree to your conditions, and as soon as you are vulnerable, will swoop down on you and kill you to the last man, frequently in very creative and colorful ways.

Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Domestic Violence?

 I suppose the reasoning goes that since all Americans are just one big (mostly) happy family, any violent incidents will now be classified as domestic violence. Or some such. Like the domestic disturbances that seem to happen nightly in Portland, or the domestic kerfuffles that happen several times a night in Chicago, right? 

The F.B.I. are now calling James Hodgkinsons firing of about 100 rounds at Republicans practicing for a softball game and "domestic violence extremism". This is a revision from a previous assessment of the act as an attempt at "suicide by cop". 

I'm waiting for someone to introduce the " Steve Scalise anti terrorism Bill" to ban the sale of assault weapons, being defined as any firearm capable of holding more than one round, to anyone registered to vote as a Democrat. The Dems shouldn't complain as their greatest accomplishment in this area was the assassination of Republican president Lincoln, which was done with a single-shot pocket pistol.

Monday, May 17, 2021

Restrictions On Getting To Work

 If the Democrats really wanted us to work for a living, you'd think they'd make it easier to do, but no. Gov Polis is proposing restrictions on the number of people at larger worksites that would be permitted to arrive in single occupancy vehicles. 

CDPHE is essentially farming out to large companies enforcement of something it cannot do on its own; tell people they can’t drive their own cars to work.  

Forcing companies to come up with a plan that meets the standards set by CDPHE burdens employers with making employees obey, says McConnell. This could be as simple as saying “carpool or take the bus or get fired” if the costs of compliance are higher than those of finding more compliant employees. 

I seem to have picked a really good time to quit working (retire). I'm also curious, as a motorcycle rider, how many passengers I would have been expected to bring along on my motorbike in order to qualify as a High Occupancy Vehicle under the proposed rules.  

Oh yes, and all this privatized tyranny is being imposed to fight the bogeyman of Global Warming by cutting Colorados carbon footprint by the amount produced by one Chinese coal fired power plant in one day.

Saturday, May 8, 2021

The Political Spectrum

 The left seems to have a rather narrow political spectrum, with the Chinese leader Xi Jinping on the left and pictured as the Dems friend at best and just a competitor at worst, and Vlad Putin on the right, Pictured here as an arch conservative and public enemy for his alleged role in getting Trump elected and for his role in freeing the slaves which the Dems still hold a grudge over. 


This does ignore some realities, like the Chinese efforts to stamp out anything that looks like it might become more popular than their government, and the Dems mistake in nominating a very unlikable candidate and then failing to cheat enough to get her elected. 

So there we have it: Xi is a Democrat, and Putin is a Republican, and that's the whole of the political spectrum, from left to right.

Friday, May 7, 2021

Maricopa Update

Here's an article from Gateway Pundit supplementing the 2 items I mentioned 2 posts down, and adding a third. Nothing at all to see here except that for a free and fair election, there seems to be an awful lot of effort being put into covering up exactly how it was conducted, ranging from county commissioners up to the Biden DOJ.

It might be worth remembering that Colorado uses the same equipment and methods as Maricopa County.

What They Say, and Why They Say It

 This could almost be a fun with headlines post, but I'll leave it like this

'Furious' Meghan McCain's Brutal Nickname For Trump Lights Up Twitter

The actual verbiage being referenced is 

“Go ahead in this sausagefest of MAGA up on Capitol Hill, pull her out and put another woman in who will do and say anything you want for President Trump,” McCain said. “See where this lands us in midterms. I’m absolutely furious.”

Now imagine if the affronted person had been "of color":

“Go ahead in this crackerfest of MAGA up on Capitol Hill, pull him/her out and put another POC in who will do and say anything you want for President Trump,” McCain said. “See where this lands us in midterms. I’m absolutely furious.”

Losing her job due to an over willingness to sell out to the other side, and blaming it on sexism. As I have observed before, if a liberal accuses you of racisim, it's a tacit admission of defeat in the argument. This observation seems to be equally valid for sexism, and probably for most, if not all of the other "isms" conservatives get accused of.

 

 

Thursday, May 6, 2021

Maricopa Audit - Good News and Bad News

 Here's 2 stories about the audit currently plodding along in Maricopa County AZ. First the bad news. The Dems, who have been moving heaven and earth to stop the thing have won an agreement with the Republicans who demanded it in that the auditors will no longer judge ballot validity based on signature matching. That is it now no longer matters if every absentee ballot in the county was signed by the same person.

Next up, the (possibly) good news is that it appears that computer equipment used in the voting and counting had been fitted with removable storage devices that were removed and stored in "undisclosed locations" by "undisclosed persons" who may or may not have been working for either Maricopa county or Dominion Inc. There is no record of custody.

My own uneducated guess would be that someone was warming the hot dogs they were having for lunch on the servers, but I'm assured by the article that those are removable data storage devices.


Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Dodging The Bullet

 Here is the legal eagle O'Bummer wanted to put on the Supreme court.

Biden’s Attorney General Merrick Garland does not know that I.D. is required to purchase a firearm, despite the undo ‘burden’ it places on prospective buyers.

He thinks we should be requiring an ID to buy a gun, but not to vote. Yeah, Great pick. 

Joe Biden 2.0 - New And Improved!


The above picture is the new Joe Biden 20, currently in the final assembly stages at Boston Dynamics, the world famous maker of robots. In the final version, the head will be replaced with a silicone copy of Biden 1.0 made by Real Dolls, maker of realistic humanoid robots. He will be dressed in a blue suit, and the crystal ball will be replaced with a stack of executive orders. The $1 slot will be replaced by a card/phone reader and will accept donations in increments of $1M. Nancy Pelosi and Susan Rice, highly placed members of the Democrat Party Central committee, say the new version should be quite a bit more reliable than the old one.

The right arm will be fully automated and capable of dashing off a credible signature as long as the document is placed within the alignment markers on the desk top and will even be able to replace the pen in the holder as long as the holder doesn't get bumped out of place. The voice function will be able to change the voice of whomever is speaking from behind the curtains to a perfect replica of the presidents voice with the substitution noticeable only by the lack of gaffes and wandering of the topics.

The Central committee assures us that replacing the president with the vice president, Kamala Harris, will not be necessary with these improvements installed, and in fact, Mr Biden is expected to easily win a second term in 2024 by a 54.65/45.35 margin. People who were worried that the drone of “C'mon man” might be replaced with endless cackling are universally relieved.

Worthy of note, perhaps, is that requests for a complete membership list of the Central Committee, have been met with reactions ranging from mumbling obfuscation to complete silence. 

Monday, May 3, 2021

Gun Sales - Another Record!

 Not entirely surprising but the size of the jump is certainly impressive. Aprils NICS check number is up 20% from 2020, and up 50% from 2019. Slo Joe, when backed by the DNC militias, Antifa and BLM, can sell guns at a rate that completely eclipses the former champ, Hillary Clinton.

Used to be you had to look closely to see the difference from one year to the next. Now there's enough space between the curves to park your car in. The good news, for criminals at least, is that the temporary shutdown of Remingtons ammo plant has left people with bunches of brand new guns, and no ammo to use in them. Even reloading components are being consumed by the existing  ammo plants leaving nothing for we frugal few to roll our own with. 

The good news for the rest of us is that the Remington plant is slowly coming back on line. At the rate their going, the worst of the ammo shortage will be easing in about 6 months or so. Meantime, warning shots are a luxury we can no longer afford. Meantime, remember, a well placed shot today means you won't need a makeup shot down the road.


AZ Audit

 Scott Adams this morning applied his detection skills to the AZ audit and suggested that nothing of any consequence would be found. His reasoning was that had anything turned up, it would have been leaked to the press and published. 

Ordinarily, this might mean something but let me respectfully disagree. The Dems in AZ and other states are filing lawsuits and issuing press releases demanding that the audit be stopped for one reason or another, but centering on a claim that the investigation is an attack on "our democracy". By "our democracy" I assume they mean their win in the Maricopa vote count. Had they lost, it would be attributed to voter suppression or some such. 

I'm sure that at least some information has leaked out even if it's only someones speculation as to the direction the audit is heading. The people running the audit are bound by an NDA forbidding them from releasing partial results or progress reports. This is likely to allow the Dems more time to get the results legally buried before they get generally released. The Dems know what is to be found and the efforts they're putting into quashing that information suggest to me that it must be pretty good.

The media is pretty solidly part of the DNC and if word got out that say 5% of the  ballots (210,000) seemed to have something obviously wrong with them and their removal would change the outcome of the election (winning margin 10,500 statewide), they would certainly have NO interest in publishing that. 

My contention is that if no leaks have been published, it's not because there were no leaks.

Census Results

 After losing a representative by 86 warm bodies, I bet Gov Cuomo is really regretting sending those older Covid cases to the nursing homes.

Friday, April 30, 2021

Fun With headlines - Election Integrity

 From the Epoch Times:

Tennessee Legislature Passes Bill Requiring Watermarks on Absentee Ballots

This being Tennessee, I presume the round ring from the condensation on my bourbon glass will provide sufficient proof that I'm doing this in Tennessee, and have been giving deep consideration to my choices. Must be a watermark, a coffee ring won't do.

Thursday, April 29, 2021

Biological Warfare

 Let's play a bit of "What If" shall we?

Suppose some hostile country mounted a biological warfare action against us. Say they had developed a fast-spreading disease with a 3-5% mortality rate among senior management types. Let's say they started spreading it using widely traveled vectors in the international business community who would be the most likely to come in contact with the senior management types they wanted to target.

Here's what a caseload graphic might look like:


It seems that it might be 2-4 months before anyone who mattered actually noticed, and about a year before the maximum effects would hit. At this point, you should have your pre-vaccinated troops ready to rectify whatever borders you want, facing a demoralized enemy with its leadership significantly reduced. If your troops can offer a vaccine, however unproven, to your new citizens, they might even be happily welcomed, especially if  the actual source of the disease can be adequately hidden. The NYT produced a graphic suggesting that a Covid vaccine might take as long as 10 years to produce in quantity, assuming standard super cautious methodology favored by the FDA.

A biological war would therefore, be very slow at the start, be very confusing in the middle, and fairly quickly done with at the end.

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

The Courts, When Faced With Math

 It has been argued that when debating with a liberal, the last thing you want to bring into your argument is anything having to do with math. Well, it seems that while citing statistics, and other such arcane magic to a liberal is nearly always counter productive, it is also true that not all conservatives are math whizzes either, and will shy away from such stuff.

Here is an article in Reason that describes what the problem is in cases when math of an order higher than balancing a checkbook rears its ugly head. Here's a quote:

For example, when presented with basic statistical evidence of anomalies in the 2019 election of Georgia's lieutenant governor, a Georgia Supreme Court justice said: "We are all lawyers. We are all judges. You are making us shudder with math." Another added, "I am one of many people who went to law school because I was told there would be no math. Yet here it is." It is hardly surprising that after advancing to his position as Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, John Roberts' response to statistical evidence showing Wisconsin's voting districts had been warped by political gerrymandering was to dismiss it as "sociological gobbledygook," when, in fact, it was a conclusion based on basic mathematical methods.

I can sympathize with the judges as one of the books that moved me to tears was "Elementary Differential Equations". My other experience was being subjected to a course in Statistical Analysis of Manufacturing Processes" which crammed a complete course in statistics into 4 days. I would not recommend it to a superior court judge who was presented with an analysis of voting distribution patterns. Far better would be for the judge to find a neutral(!) statistician who could sum up the numbers in a way understandable to a lay person. This sort of innumeracy goes a long way toward explaining why most of the lawsuits about the conduct of the last election have been dismissed. If the judge cannot understand your case, you might as well be presenting it in Klingon.

It also seems that if judges are noticeably light in the math department, at least some of the members of the various legislatures have at least a working comprehension of what's going on. In both Arizona and New Hampshire, the legislatures have ordered a detailed audit of the voting processes having been presented with statistical evidence that at least some of the members are familiar with. A business man when presented with evidence that the recorded inputs and delivered outputs do not match expectations, will immediately want to know why and what to do to fix this. His fellow legislators who do not have this background, would still respect his expertise on this matter and at some point, a majority might well form in favor of investigating. 

Thursday, April 22, 2021

The Gun Control Movement in The Peoples Republic Of Boulder

 A Boulder attorney and gun control advocate has purchased a couple of prominent billboards to make his case:


Well, O.K., the constitution itself was written in 1787, 4 years earlier. Imagine living in a country set up under those outdated ideas. I mean, C'mon man, modern progressive democracies like Russia, China, and the DPRK make a practice of revising or replacing their constitutions every 10 years or so to take into account the changing national or global landscape. Or possibly the mass starvation or privation the old, outdated constitutions delivered, so why wouldn't we want to follow in their footsteps. 

The entire Bill of Rights was written in 1791 so why should we have to put up with such an anachronism today? 

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Fun With Headlines - Gang Problems

Here's a story about CNNs Cuomo suggesting that police reform won't come until white kids start getting killed. 

CNN's Cuomo: Police reform won't come until white kids are killed

The problem with this is that most of the kids currently getting killed are members of predominantly black or Latino gangs which typically are not very "diverse". Thus, to get police reform, we must first come down on the non-diverse gangs to force them to admit members from outside their own ethnicities. We also need to get after the larger gangs to get them to diversify their upper management.

UPDATE: Seems I spoke too soon, so shame on me! Here's a collection of mugshots of people arrested in Portland from a BLM demonstration:


Looks like the diversity problem is being quite aggressively addressed. 

Saturday, April 17, 2021

Fun With Headlines - Butigieg

 Found at Brietbart:

PolitiFact Rates Pete Buttigieg Comment ‘True’: ‘Racism Physically Built into Some of Our Highways’

This requires the right viewpoint, and I've got it: Now look at how many of our roadways are made with black asphalt overlaid with white paint. Did you ever see such an example of outright racism?  And to make it even worse, you also find the oppressed black asphalt overlaid with yellow paint as well! Blatant promotion of white and yellow races over black, I say!

So here's how to strike back. Go out and buy a beater car. Doesn't matter what kind, and loosen the oil drain plug, just slightly. Now get out there and drizzle black oil over the racist white and yellow paint! That'll show them!

The Future Of Transportation - Elio Re-Invented

 

I'm completely unsurprised to see this, a variation on the Elio 3-wheeler only electrified. Adding the electric package is a coming thing among the amateur car builders. In this case the manufacturer has taken the Elio concept of a fully enclosed 3-wheeler with 2-in-front configuration and tandem seating, and electrified it.

https://www.arcimoto.com/fuv

The big differences are that 1. this one is the very trendy electric, and 2. It's actually in production. Priced at $17K it's not nearly as cheap as the Elio promised, but is probably more realistically priced considering the not inconsequential inflation that has taken place since Elio rolled out its first prototype.

Leaving off the side doors probably keeps the price down and makes sense in a tropical environment like Eugine OR. I could see some gullwing doors in this vehicles future which would make it a real, all weather vehicle. The top on this one is plexiglass and a half side cover is available on the delivery version. 

They promise a top speed of 75 and a range of (up to) 120 miles in town. I wonder what a used one costs, and how hard would it be to convert to a gasoline engine, either small car or motorcycle? Top speed then would be 110 and range essentially unlimited.

UPDATE: A little digging reveals that enclosure is an option. It's a gullwing, and is seemingly available on one side only. Or I could be wrong, both sides could be opening, just not at the same time.



Friday, April 16, 2021

FedEx Shooting - Speculation

 As of the writing of this post, nothing is known about the shooter or his motives, so as a counter weight to the inevitable lefty wails that he's a racist white guy, let me have a shot (so to speak).

1. He/She/It has lefty social/political views, and

2. He/She/It has a whole basket full of loose screws.

This is support of my view that if there were any way to keep lefty nutjobs from having guns, the instances of mass shootings would drop to near zero. I also don't see any practical way to do this, so I advise the rest of us to go armed.

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Cementing Absolute Power

 From the NYdaily news, here's the other shoe we were (not) waiting for:

Reps. Jerry Nadler, who chairs the powerful House Judiciary Committee, and Mondaire Jones will announce the bill at a press conference outside the Supreme Court on Thursday, according to their offices.

Nadler and Jones will be joined by Georgia Rep. Hank Jones, the chairman of the Judiciary Committee’s sub-panel on courts, and Massachusetts Sen. Ed Markey in announcing the high-stakes measure, which is formally called the Judiciary Act of 2021.

This would cement any gains from a 2022 election under the rules of HR1 which would institutionalize election fraud. The party in power usually loses seats in the legislature in the first off-year election following their coming to power, the Dems are punished for over reaching, and the Republicans for doing nothing. Under HR1 rules, the widespread anomalies we saw in 2020 would be spread nationwide to the house and senate races, and no protest would be heard by the supreme court unless a ruling were needed to assure us that there was nothing to see here.

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Boredom – Farmers vs Engineers

So which is worse, bored farmers, with 3000 HP pulling tractors and giant sculptures of dinosaurs or bored engineers with rocket-assisted cars and steam powered motorcycles? Or both, competing with trebuchets?

D'wife has remarked several times that Engineers should never be allowed to be bored. The results all too often wind up making headlines and not always in a good way.

Here's my rather modest contribution: A crossbow, made from leftover parts of other projects involving bicycles and old motorcycle parts. I will warn you up front that this thing is not all that close to being finished. I'm designing this as I go along and most of is is subject to revisions, some of which may be quite significant.

Viewing the top. The notch in the right hand stave is not there on purpose. It was there when I found the piece of aluminum. So far, not a problem.

Bottom side. Here you can see the mechanism. The spring is inside the black PVC tube to keep it from flexing when I cock the bow.

The draw on this is a compound stringing method that makes the pull relatively lighter while increasing the pull distance quite a bit. Most crossbows only pull back 6-12 inches but might be as high as 150 lb. The physics of springs says that the energy in a spring is 1/2KX^2 where K is the spring force, and X is the distance it is compressed or extended. More pull distance means less effort to cock it for the same energy for the bolt.

This one uses a rear spring from a motorcycle to supply the force, and the bottom brackets from 2 small bicycles to operate the bow arms which normally do not bend. The chain runs from one sprocket, down through the spring, back up, and around the other sprocket. When the arms are pulled back, the spring is compressed forward. If you want a more powerful bow, you simply attach the chain further around the sprockets, increasing the pre-load on the spring.

It simply cries out for some sort of steampunk decoration.



Monday, April 12, 2021

QOTD - Subsidies

 I hope that the infrastructure package fails, but if it passes, let me say that massive payments to bloggers are infrastructure.

And I mean massive. Hey, it would be less destructive than what the money will actually go for.                 Glenn Reynolds

Being about as lazy as the next guy, I'm down with this. I mean who among us bit-stained wretches couldn't use a few thousand extra dollars? 

Saturday, April 3, 2021

Modern Thought Process

 When the Ever Given reached the Suez canal, it was required to take on 2 or 3 Egyptian pilots to safely get it through. These pilots were driving the ship when conditions went South on them and they wound up crosswise in the canal. 

The Egyptian government has announced that it's suing the Evergreen company for the costs associated with the blockage. 

When you lose control of your car on an icy road, spin it 25 times and become the root cause of a 62 car pileup on the freeway, nobody comes looking for the Ford motor company for damages. They come looking for the driver.

The only exception to this so far is when someone buys a gun and goes out and shoots a bunch of people. Then it's the gunmaker's fault. I guess the doctrine is expanding. Expect soon that when someone gets drunk and hits someone else with his car, the car maker will be held liable.

Thursday, April 1, 2021

NICS checks - No Foolin!

 March stats are up and we have another all time record!


You gotta hand it to the Democrats, they know how to sell guns like no one else. Defund the cops? Sure! Empty the prisons? Absolutely! Tolerate rioters to the point of favoring them over the citizenry? You know it! On the up side, no matter how many 30 round mags a mass shooter has, he probably doesn't have more than 20 rounds to put into them as that's about all the gun store will be able to sell him with the gun. Puts a premium on marksmanship and keeps the body count down.

The March count was 4,691,738 so if you take the received knowledge that about 70% of those checks went for gun purchases, that means a bit over 3.2M new guns in circulation. Throw in a box of 50 rounds per gun and someone needs to be making 164.2Million rounds of new ammo. Mama mia! Datsa lotta ammo! And that's just for the new guns. The existing 400M need to be fed too.

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Fun With Headlines - China

 Found these two articles in a newsletter from The Epoch Times:

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On March 23, Alexander Tah-ray Yui, head of the Department of Latin American and Caribbean Affairs of the Republic of China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, revealed that ...  Read More
 
 

 
 
Chinese health authorities have recently said that an additional third dose of the COVID-19 vaccine may be needed to boost its effectiveness. The announcement was released soon ...  Read More
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So toe our line or die of our virus. Oh by the way, our vaccine for our virus doesn't work very well so you will all need 3 shots instead of two. Wait till you find out what you have to do to get that third one....he he  he.